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Schuster Performing Arts Center [Mead Theatre] - Theater Information

HISTORY: At the heart of the Schuster Center lies the 2,300-seat Mead Theatre, a state-of-the-art facility designed to accommodate a diverse array of performing arts, including orchestral music, opera, theatre, and dance. The Mead Theatre delivers stunning aural and visual experiences for audiences. That experience begins with the look of the theatre. Architect Cesar Pelli’s design invokes the feeling of an evening under the stars. The cool blues and orange-reds of the theatre’s interior reach all the way to the domed ceiling, where concentric circles of fiber optic lights depict the Dayton sky as it appeared on the eve of the Wright Brothers’ first flight, December 16, 1903. Careful attention to layout and acoustics further enhances the experience. World-class theatre planning and design consultants worked to create an intimate setting, with the last row a mere 120 feet from the stage. Seating options include orchestra, loge, and lower and upper balconies. Acoustical experts customized the theatre to meet the unique needs of performances requiring both acoustical and technical excellence. In addition to delivering outstanding concert hall acoustics, the use of cutting-edge sound isolation technologies in Mead Theatre ensures that external noise will not distract from the performances.



Address:
Second and Main Streets

Dayton, OH 45402


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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Mean Girls (2019)
10/22/2020 - 10/27/2020 Once On This Island (2019)
4/28/2020 - 5/3/2020 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2018)
1/21/2020 - 1/26/2020 Rent (2016)
8/28/2019 - 9/1/2019 The Book of Mormon (2012)
5/21/2019 - 5/26/2019 The Book of Mormon (2012)
4/2/2019 - 4/7/2019 Les Miserables (2017)
3/5/2019 - 3/10/2019 On Your Feet (2017)
2/12/2019 - 2/17/2019 The King and I (2016)
2/1/2019 - 2/2/2019 Chicago (2017)
10/2/2018 - 10/7/2018 School of Rock (2017)
5/22/2018 - 5/27/2018 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2015)
4/11/2018 - 4/22/2018 The Phantom of the Opera (2013)
3/20/2018 - 3/25/2018 Something Rotten! (2017)
2/13/2018 - 2/18/2018 The Sound of Music (2015)
5/23/2017 - 5/28/2017 Kinky Boots (2014)
4/11/2017 - 4/16/2017 Motown the Musical (2017)
4/11/2017 - 4/16/2017 Motown the Musical (2014)
3/14/2017 - 3/19/2017 Dirty Dancing (2014)
10/18/2016 - 10/23/2016 Jersey Boys (2015)
6/7/2016 - 7/3/2016 The Lion King (2002)
3/15/2016 - 3/20/2016 The Bridges of Madison County (2015)
2/9/2016 - 2/14/2016 Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (2014)
1/19/2016 - 1/24/2016 Once (2016)
11/3/2015 - 11/8/2015 Bullets Over Broadway: The Musicals (2015)
8/18/2015 - 8/23/2015 The Book of Mormon (2012)
4/29/2015 - 5/17/2015 Wicked (2009)
1/20/2015 - 1/25/2015 Flashdance The Musical (2013)
10/21/2014 - 10/26/2014 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2014)
6/17/2014 - 6/22/2014 Million Dollar Quartet (2011)
4/22/2014 - 4/23/2014 Bring It On: The Musical (unknown)
1/28/2014 - 2/2/2014 Sister Act (2012)
10/22/2013 - 10/27/2013 War Horse (2012)
5/30/2012 - 6/24/2012 Wicked (2009)
4/2/2012 - 4/2/2012 Lord of the Dance (unknown)
1/17/2012 - 2/5/2012 Jersey Boys (2011)
11/22/2011 - 11/27/2011 Les Miserables (2010)
10/30/2011 - 10/30/2011 Monty Python's Spamalot (2010)
6/14/2011 - 7/10/2011 The Lion King (2002)
2/1/2011 - 2/6/2011 9 To 5: The Musical (2010)
11/2/2010 - 11/3/2010 Spring Awakening (2010)
6/9/2010 - 6/27/2010 The Phantom of the Opera (unknown)
6/16/2009 - 6/21/2009 Legally Blonde (2008)
4/21/2009 - 4/26/2009 The Color Purple (2007)
? - ? Once On This Island (2019)